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Track of the Month - Red Bull Ring

Published On: Saturday 1st July, 2017

This July, Austria's Red Bull Ring is the Race Centre's Track of the Month. Formerly known as the Osterreichring as well as the A1-Ring, The Red Bull Ring is a 2.7 mile circuit sitauted in the Styrian Mountains, making it one the most picturesque circuits on the current Formula 1 calendar. The circuit consists of just 9 corners, the fewest on this years calendar, and the is the shortest of the season based on lap time. The long straights around the Red Bull Ring provide plenty of overtaking opportunities for anyone daring enough in the braking zones and the undulations and elevation changes make every corner a challenge.


For a drivers view of the Red Bull Ring, have a look below at this onboard lap with Gary Hauser.


Formula 1 Support Series

With Formula 1 being highly regarded as the pinnacle of professional motorsport, there are many drivers hoping for an opportunity to drive in the series. That's why this month we are focussing on some of the feeder series' that accompany Formula 1 around the world. The GP2 series has supported Formula 1 since 2005 and was establishihed to provide a stepping stone for young drivers to make the transition to Formula 1.  In its 12 years of running, GP2 has propelled 30 drivers to Formula 1, inlcuding current World Champion Nico Rosberg, as well as his then-teammate Lewis Hamilton. Another series to have regulary supported Formula 1 is the Porsche Supercup. Since its inception in 1993, the Supercup has always offered close racing, with all competing drivers driving in idenitical Porsche 911 GT3's, allowing drivers to shine. Notable drivers from the Supercup include Patrick Huisman and Earl Bamber, with the latter recently moving to Endurance racing and being victorious in this years 24 hour de Le Mans.

 We hope you enjoy this fantastic circuit and the cars we have chosen!

Class A Competition : Dallara GP2 - Cash Prize of £50 for the fastest lap at each venue

Class B Competition : Porsche 911 GT3 - Free entry to First Monday for the fastest lap at each venue

Class C Competition : Japanese Formula 3 - Free entry to First Monday for the fastest three laps at each venue

Class D Competition : Formula Ford - Free entry to First Monday for the fastest five laps at each venue

 See best laps for this competition in the Drivers' Paddock.


What can you drive?

 - You are welcome to drive any of the month's vehicles at any time in an Open Practice Session

 - Lap times and telemetry are recorded for your immediate viewing and future reference


Classes and Promotions

 - Drivers with no previous wins default to start as class D drivers

 - Coming in the top five in a class D competition will promote you to be a class C driver

 - Coming in the top three in a class C competition will promote you to be a class B driver

 - Winning a class B competition twice will promote you to be a class A driver


  Which Competition Classes can you win?

 - If you are a class A driver then you are only eligible to win in the class A competition vehicle

 - If you are a class B driver then you are eligible to win in the Class A or B competition vehicles

 - If you are a class C driver then you are eligible to win in any of the competition vehicles (A, B or C)

 - If you are a class D driver then you are eligible to win in any of the competition vehicles (A, B, C or D)

 - Multiple Class wins within a month will result in prizes for the highest win only. Lower "wins" will be passed to the next highest competitors


Terms and Conditions

  - For a lap to be legal, your vehicle must have two or more wheels inside or touching the white lines at all times

  - Vehicles must be running all standard TRC settings for the month

  - Potential prize winning laps must be verified by a TRC staff member

  - Free entry to First Monday is for the next event and is non transferable

  - TRC Staff are not eligible to win cash prizes. Any cash wins will defer to the next highest position

  - Cash prizes available at the following First Monday event or within a max of 30 days of competition end